Christopher Morgan

Christopher Morgan

Christopher J. Morgan, 22, of West Orange, New Jersey, a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was killed in a military vehicle accident on June 6.

The crash occurred at 6:45 a.m. off Route 293 in Orange County near the Camp Natural Bridge training site, Army officials said. Twenty other cadets and two instructors were injured when the tactical vehicle that was transporting them overturned. The cadets, all members of the Class of 2020, were on their way to a navigation course to do a map-reading exercise, the Army said.

Morgan was a Law and Legal Studies major and a standout on the wrestling team, the Army said. The Corps of Cadets held a vigil on June 7 and a memorial ceremony for the West Point community and private funeral service were scheduled for next week.

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